As we mentioned earlier this week, Lelands will over the promotion of the annual Ohio Sports Collectors Convention starting with the 2020 event. Lelands has co-sponsored the country’s only all vintage sports card and memorabilia show with Fusco Auctions since 2007, and has been a fixture at the show since the 1980s. Fusco had served as the show’s promoter since 2007 and is assuming the role at the request of the family of the late Paul Fusco, who passed away over the winter.
The hugely popular show in Strongsville, OH, which this year was held March 29-31 and is better known as The Strongsville Show, is geared toward rare and vintage cards, autographs and other memorabilia, and features dealers from across the country.
“The Ohio Sports Collectors Convention is pound-for-pound one of the best shows in the country,” said Lelands President and Partner Mike Heffner. “We want to continue the great success and tradition of the show and also pay tribute to the legacy of the show’s late organizer Paul Fusco. At the same time, we are excited about the opportunity to take the show to even greater heights.”
Heffner added: “It’s been an absolute pleasure co-sponsoring the show with Fusco Auctions for all these years, and we will be forever grateful to Paul, his wife, Debbie, and their daughter, Anne.”
Lelands has hired Dave Mooch to run the Ohio Sports Collectors Convention and serve as event coordinator. Lelands’ plans for the show include attracting additional high profile autograph guests and bringing back on-site grading during the show.